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Old 03-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Dolly EB Brake controller connector 2006 Fleetwood Jamboree

  • Does anybody know if the 2006 Fleetwood 29v Jamboree comes with the brake controller connector under the dash. Sorry RV isn't close by where I could look. I am buying a Tow Dolly with electric brakes. Also what is a good controller to get... I could get the surge brakes but but it looks like backing up can be a pain in the butt...
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  • Does anybody know if the 2006 Fleetwood 29v Jamboree comes with the brake controller connector under the dash. Sorry RV isn't close by where I could look. I am buying a Tow Dolly with electric brakes. Also what is a good controller to get... I could get the surge brakes but but it looks like backing up can be a pain in the butt...

you cant back a tow dollie up anyway, maybe about 5 ft, so get the surge brake, they work good. The system is designed not to deploy the brakes when your backing up anyway. Like boat trailers with surge brakes
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A lot easier set up with surge brakes. Just hook and go!
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The connector is behind the upper dash behind the little cubby hole right side of driver.
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  • Does anybody know if the 2006 Fleetwood 29v Jamboree comes with the brake controller connector under the dash. Sorry RV isn't close by where I could look. I am buying a Tow Dolly with electric brakes. Also what is a good controller to get... I could get the surge brakes but but it looks like backing up can be a pain in the butt...
It should have a connector under the dash just to the left of the steering column. I believe Ford vans and trucks had the built in wiring as far back as the early the late 1990's. I've had several Broncos and Expeditions that came pre-wired for the controller. Our current Winnebago Adventurer (built on the Ford chassis) was also prewired for a controller.

It takes about 5 minutes to install the controller. We use a Tekonsha Prodigy. It's been replaced by the Prodigy P2.

Brake Controllers - Tekonsha

It requires a jumper harness specific to the brand of chassis you're installing it on. All you have to do is find a convenient place for the controller, plug one end of the jumper harness into the controller and the other into the socket under the dash.

I much prefer the electric brakes to the surge style. I've had several trailers over the years that had surge brakes, and wasn't happy with the braking performance or required maintenance. They've all been replaced with trailers with electric brakes.

Be sure to get a proportional controller rather than one that operates on time delay. The proportional ones are a few dollars more, but far worth the extra money. The braking power and activation can be programmed for the type of trailer (in this case dollly) and the load it's carrying.

http://www.tekonsha.com/content/down...ion/N90885.pdf

Our Tekonsha Prodigy is 12 years old and has been used on several trucks and our current RV. If you want to use it on multiple vehicles it takes less thn 5 minutes to transfer it from 1 vehicle to another.

As mentioned earlier no dolly manufacturer recommends backing up, so regardless of which system you choose backing up will not be practical.
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